Curriculum Description:

Program requirements:

All students will be required to complete 33 credit hours of course work, distributed with respect to one of the following two options:

Thesis Option - 27 credit hours of coursework + 6 thesis hours):

Required: SPAN 5000, Introduction to Graduate Studies in Spanish – 3 credit hours
Literature / Culture and Linguistics - 15 hours, including:
at least 6 credit hours in Literature / Culture, and
6 credit hours in Linguistics
9 credit hours Elective. Up to six hours may be taken outside of the department, as approved by advisor
6 credit hours Thesis Preparation and Writing

Non-Thesis Option (33 hours of coursework):

Required: SPAN 5000, Introduction to Graduate Studies in Spanish - 3 credit hours
18 credit hours Literature / Culture and Linguistics, including at least
6 in Literature / Culture, and 6 in Linguistics
12 credit hours Elective, as approved by advisor (May include up to 6 hours outside the Modern
Language Department.)

Sample Curricula:

Below are three sample curricula for the M.A. program in Spanish, with varying topical foci for
each. The first two reflect the non-thesis option and the third shows the option with thesis. While
these curricula are only samples
, they show how individual students can tailor their areas of
emphasis to suit their individual needs. No more than one undergraduate course may be applied
toward the M.A. degree, and then only in ancillary fields outside the Department of Modern
Languages.

Sample curriculum for Non-Thesis Option, with topical focus on Mexico:

SPAN 5000 Intro to Graduate Studies in Spanish
SPAN 5010 History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 5020 Spanish Sociolinguistics
SPAN 5060 Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 5180 Modernism
SPAN 5411 Contemporary Spanish American Novel
SPAN 5450 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 5521 Mexican Literature I: Pre-Columbian and Colonial
SPAN 5522 Mexican Literature II: 19th to 21st Centuries
ANTH 5740 Ethnography of Mexico and Central America
HIST 5411 Modern Mexico

Sample curriculum for Non-Thesis Option, with topical focus on Hispanic/Latino Cultural History:

SPAN 5000 Intro to Graduate Studies in Spanish
SPAN 5010 History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 5060 Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 5150 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
SPAN 5360 Women and the Spanish Civil War
SPAN 5411 Contemporary Spanish-American Novel
SPAN 5450 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 5525 Orientalisms in the Hispanic Tradition
SPAN 5590 Ibero-American Thought
ETST 4768 Chicano/a Narrative and Social History
HIST 5415 Social Revolutions in Latin America

Sample curriculum for Thesis Option, with topical focus on Linguistics:

SPAN 5000 Intro to Graduate Studies in Spanish
SPAN 5010 History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 5020 Spanish Sociolinguistics
SPAN 5060 Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 5080 Spanish in the United States
SPAN 5130 Medieval Spanish Literature
SPAN 5450 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
CLDE 5010 Foundations of Language, Literacy and Culture
CLDE 5800 Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and its Implications for Teaching
SPAN 5940 M.A. Thesis (6 hours)

Spanish and Modern Language Course offerings:

Required: SPAN 5000 Intro to Graduate Studies in Spanish
Required for TA’s: MLNG 5690 Methods of Teaching Modern Languages (Hybrid course with Saturday workshops)

Graduate Elective Courses in the Department of Modern Languages comprise any course with a SPAN or MLNG prefix and numbered at the 5000 level.

A partial List of Ancillary/Elective courses that support the M.A. in Spanish:

From the School of Business Administration

FNCE 4370 International Financial Management
MKTG 4580 International Transportation
MKTG 4200 International Marketing
MGMT 4400 Introduction to International Business

From the School of Education—Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Area

CLDE 5010 Foundations of Language, Literacy and Culture
CLDE 5030 Language and Literacy: Acquisition, Processes, and Cognition, Part I
CLDE 5035 Language and Literacy: Acquisition, Processes, and Cognition, Part II
CLDE 5800 Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and its Implications for Teaching
CLDE 5825 Methods and Materials in of Language Teaching

From the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ANTH 5160 Topics in Language, Society and Culture
ANTH 5740 Ethnography of Mexico and Central America
CMMU 5270 Intercultural Communications
ECON 6410 International Trade
ECON 6420 International Finance
ENGL 5601 Principles and Practices of Adult Second Language Acquisition
ENGL 6210 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
ETST 4558 Chicano/a and Latino/a Politics
ETST 4616 Special Topics: Chicanos/as and Latinos/as
ETST 4768 Chicano/a Narrative and Social History
HIST 5411 Modern Mexico
HIST 5412 Mexico and the U.S.: People and Politics on the Border
HIST 5415 Social Revolutions in Latin America
PSC 5135 Seminar: Political Economy of Central America

From the College of Arts and Media

FA 5610 Pre-Columbian Art
** No more than one undergraduate course (3 credit hours) may be applied toward the M.A. Degree, and then only in ancillary fields.